Media

Web Interviews and videos

Tolkien and Wales 2

Presenting the BBC iWonder guide on Tolkien and the Welsh language

Tolkien and WWI 1

Interviewed by John Rhys-Davies for the BBC iWonder Guide on Tolkien and World War I

“Interview with Dr. Dimitra Fimi on lecturing online Tolkien courses”, Tolkien Library, 5th September 2012

“Exclusive: Q&A Interview with Dr. Dimitra Fimi”, Middle-earth News, 15th April 2011

“Interview with Dimitra Fimi – Online Fantasy Courses”, Festival in the Shire Journal, Issue 7(2010)

“Tolkien: British at heart? An interview with Dimitra Fimi”, Festival in the Shire Journal, Issue 3 (2010)

TV

DF - Clash of the GodsSeptember – October 2009: History Channel: Clash of the Gods

  • Episode 8: Beowulf (first aired: Monday 28 September 2009)
  • Episode 9: Tolkien’s Monsters (first aired: Monday 5 October 2009)
  • Episode 10: Thor (first aired: Monday 12 October 2009)

 

Radio (selected)

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BBC Radio 4: Archive on 4: Tolkien: The Lost Recordings

Saturday 6th August 2016: Contribution to BBC Radio 4 programme Archive on 4, on Tolkien: The Lost Recordings, a reflection on the 1968 BBC film Tolkien in Oxford, revealing some previously unbroadcast scenes, thought lost.

Listen to this programme here.

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BBC Radio Wales: Radio Wales Arts Show: “Celebrating Alice”

Wednesday 2nd December 2015: Contribution to Radio Wales Arts Show on “Celebrating Alice” in the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Listen to this programme here.

Simon Mayo


Wednesday 11 December 2013: Simon Mayo Drivetime
Radio interview on BBC Radio 2 by Simon Mayo on Tolkien, his sources and the tradition of fantasy literature.

Thursday 10th October 2012: Deutschlandfunk: Der Zauber magischer Welten
Radio interview on Deutschlandfunk on Tolkien and fantasy literature on the occasion of the Politics of Contemporary Fantasy conference at the University of Wurzburg, Germany (5-7 October 2012), where I gave a keynote lecture (see Presentations).

Jamie and LouiseTuesday 20 December 2011: BBC Radio Wales: Jamie and Louise Show
Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the Jamie and Louise Show on Christmas in folklore and literature: Mari Lwyd, Hunting the Wren, Siôn Corn, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (including its origin: ‘The Story of the Goblins who stole a Sexton’), Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “In Memoriam”.

Monday 14th March 2011: BBC Radio Wales: Jamie and Louise Show
Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the Jamie and Louise Show on Fantasy Literature (its origins, cultural context and its place in the literary canon) on the occasion of Royal Mail’s new series of stamps on Magical Realms.

Friday 12th November 2010: BBC Radio Wales: Jamie and Louise Show
Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the Jamie and Louise Show on the 7th Harry Potter film (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1), including actor Steffan Rhodri who played Reg Cattermole in the film.

New Picture (1)Friday 29th September 2010: BBC Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales
Newspaper Reviews for Good Morning Wales. Stories reviewed: Chatsworth House auction; Great War over for Germany; Pre-Raphaelites: Review of Ashmolean exhibition.

Saturday 19th June 2010: BBC Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales
Newspaper Reviews for Good Morning Wales. Stories reviewed: John Lennon’s manuscript auctioned; Morte d’Arthur performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company; The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter theme park opened.

Friday 4th June 2010: BBC Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales
Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the programme Good Morning Wales about my new Tolkien and Fantasy Online Courses at UWIC.

Sunday 1 November 2009: BBC Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales
Newspaper Reviews for Good Morning Wales. Stories reviewed: Restoration of Victoria & Albert museum medieval Trojan War tapestry; exhibition of the Staffordshire Hoard.

Thursday 29 October 2009: BBC Radio Wales: Good Evening Wales
Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the programme Good Evening Wales about Festival in the Shire and Tolkien’s Welsh connections and inspiration.

Tuesday 17 February 2009: BBC Radio Wales: Good Evening Wales
Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales for the programme Good Evening Wales on the importance of the classics in English Literature education.

roynoble_newFriday 28 November 2008: BBC Radio Wales: Roy Noble Show
Radio interview on BBC Radio Wales by Roy Noble on my book Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits.

 

 

Womans-Hour-BBC-Radio-4Monday 2 July 2007: BBC Radio 4: Woman’s Hour
Radio-interview on BBC Radio 4, for the programme Woman’s Hour, on Food in Literature.

Friday 20 July 2007: BBC Radio Wales: Good Evening Wales
Radio-interview on BBC Radio Wales, for the programme Good Evening Wales, on the release of the last book of the Harry Potter series.

Wednesday 8 December 2004: BBC Radio Wales: Good Evening Wales
Radio-interview by BBC Radio Wales, for the programme Good Evening Wales, on J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘invented languages’ and their relationship to the Welsh language.

Newspaper Contributions

Thursday 3 March 2011: The Western Mail
Brief article for The Western Mail on the occasion of World Book Day: ‘Join the Great Chain of Reading and be Inspired’.

Monday 24 November 2008: The Western Mail
Article in The Western Mail, based on interview on my book Tolkien, Race and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits.

Wednesday 8 December 2004: The Western Mail
One-page article in The Western Mail, based on interview on my course on J.R.R. Tolkien at the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning.

Monday 13 January 2003: The Western Mail, and The News of the World
Interview on Tolkien’s ‘invented languages’ and their relationship to the Welsh language, parts of which were quoted in a relevant article in The Western Mail, and in the Welsh Edition of The News of the World.

 

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